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The Proponte Más Secondary Violence Prevention Activity was a three-year, USAID-funded program to decrease violence in Honduras by identifying youth at the highest risk of violence and gang involvement by providing therapeutic and family-based interventions to reduce crime, violence and irregular migration. 

Using a family-centered approach, the program provided counseling to more than 1,400 youth and their families, created a cadre of family counselors and strengthened alternative juvenile justice measures. ASU supported the project by establishing a community-based secondary violence prevention model that leveraged data and evidence to scientifically evaluate the impact of family systems interventions through randomized experimental designs. 

ASU collaborated with local partners to carry out this work, including the Honduran National Autonomous University, and strengthened their capacity for science-based violence prevention research. ASU also carried out impact evaluation of the project’s family counseling model, calibrated the model’s risk identification mechanisms to reflect the Honduran context, and developed a manual for Proponte Más’s Family System Model.

Funder: USAID Honduras
Award amount: $19.99 million
Date: 2016-2019
Partners: Creative Associates (prime)

Work area: Democracy, rights and governance

Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Country: Honduras

Award amount: $19.99 million

Date: 2016-2019

Implementing partner(s): Creative Associates (prime)

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